Human Resources Training, organizational culture

Piercings, Tattoos and More: Dress Codes For the Workplace – Legally Compliant Policies and Guidelines

Image converted using ifftoany

The human resources in most organizations walk on sticky ground when it comes to the organization’s policy on employee dress code. It is usually in a quandary about whether to allow employees to wear formal, semiformal or informal clothing.

It could also have to take a call on the different dress codes it allows for different positions. In addition, a new issue that organizations have to deal with is the dress code concerning the Millennials, who are soon going to outnumber every other generational workforce.

It is to help clarify on these and other points relating to the dress code for employees, as well as other related aspects such as piercings and tattoos, that TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for all the areas of human resources, is organizing a webinar on January 31.

Susan Strauss, a national and international speaker, trainer, consultant and a recognized expert on workplace and school harassment and bullying, will be the expert at this webinar.

Susan will emphasize the importance of clarity when it comes to the dress code. She will explain how HR should be clear and unambiguous when it comes to formulating, documenting and circulating dress code and related policies within the organization. Writing down the dress code policy is the surest means to eliminating uncertainty, which in turn is the basis for preventing conflict in the organization. Proper documentation also helps the organization in case of any legal action an employee could bring against it.

Want to understand the role of sound policy on dress code, piercings, and tattoos at the workplace? Just visit TrainHR to enroll for this highly informative and lively interaction with the expert.

This activity has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

Viewing this webinar, its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM. Credit is awarded based on the actual educational time spent in the program.

———————————————————————————————————-

At this webinar, Dr. Strauss will illustrate the range of benefits organizations gain by formulating a proper dress code. The dress code should not only reflect the organization’s culture and help project its brighter side to the world; it should also ensure that the employees are comfortable in implementing it. The dress code should also be appropriate for each generation.

Other issues closely related to the dress code, such as tattoos, makeup for women, jewelry, grooming and religious symbols, will all be taken up at this session. At this webinar, Dr. Strauss will cover these areas:

  • Reasons to have a Dress Code
  • Your rights as an employer to establish a dress code as a condition of employment
  • What to include in your dress code?
  • Defining business, business casual and casual
  • Professionalism: customer contact positions
  • Morale and respect among coworkers
  • Safety: office and manufacturing positions
  • Uniforms and logo wear
  • Piercings, tattoos and hair
  • Perfume and cologne
  • Hygiene
  • Cultural and religious considerations and other exceptions
  • Younger generation’s preference for informality
  • When companies have been taken to court about “dress”: discrimination cases related to sex or gender, religion, or race?
  • When does dress make a positive or negative impact on performance?
  • Designing a policy which corresponds to your business.

—————————————————————————————————————

About the expert: Dr. Susan Strauss conducts harassment and bullying investigations and functions as an expert witness in harassment and bullying lawsuits. The popularity of these exercises can be gauged from the vast spectrum of sectors that her clients hail from: business, education, healthcare, law, and government organizations from both the public and private sector.

She has conducted research, written over 30 books, book chapters, and journal articles on harassment, bullying, and related topics. She appears on television and radio programs and is frequently interviewed for newspaper and journal articles.

 

 

 

Human Resources Policies

Piercings, Tattoos and More: Dress Codes For the Workplace – Legally Compliant Policies and Guidelines

business-people

As the workplace undergoes many changes, the dress code is one of the areas in which HR is confronted with a host of questions such as: Does the workplace allow only formal dressing? Does it allow semiformal dressing? Does it have a different dress code for different positions? And, as the Millennials enter the workforce, does the company allow tattoos and piercings from its employees?

Organizations should remove any ambiguity about all these issues. The ideal way of doing this is to make a formal dress code in a written form and publish it with the stakeholders, such as the employees and management. The absence of the dress code can lead to unnecessary quibbling between the management and the employees. Many employees may like to dress in a certain way which management might oppose. Where there is a clearly stated dress code, there is no scope for such misunderstanding or potential conflict. A written workplace dress code is also immensely useful where employees take the organization to court over this issue.

Given the importance of the dress code as a means to avoiding unpleasant confrontations between the employees and the management, it is necessary to understand the elements of a proper dress code that the organization will put in place. How do organizations understand the dynamics of a legally valid and compliant dress code?

This understanding will be offered at a webinar that is being organized by TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for the human resources areas. Susan Strauss, a national and international speaker, trainer, consultant and a recognized expert on workplace and school harassment and bullying, will be the speaker at this session, which is being organized on June 10.

Please log on to http://bit.ly/2YLqJmU to register for this webinar.

—————————————————————————————————————

At this session, Dr. Strauss will help participants explore the reasons and benefits for having a dress code for the workplace. The aim of this learning is to help promote a dress code that is reflective of the organization’s culture and which shows it in a positive tone. She will highlight the importance of instituting a dress code that is safe and comfortable for the employees. The topic of what is considered appropriate for different generations will also be taken up at this session.

Dr. Strauss will also take up and clarify on delicate issues such as tattoos, makeup for women, jewelry, grooming and religious symbols will be taken up for discussion at this webinar.  she will cover the following areas at this webinar:

  • Reasons to have a Dress Code
  • Your rights as an employer to establish a dress code as a condition of employment
  • What to include in your dress code?
  • Defining business, business casual and casual
  • Professionalism: customer contact positions
  • Morale and respect among coworkers
  • Safety: office and manufacturing positions
  • Uniforms and logo wear
  • Piercings, tattoos and hair
  • Perfume and cologne
  • Hygiene
  • Cultural and religious considerations and other exceptions
  • Younger generation’s preference for informality
  • When companies have been taken to court about “dress”: discrimination cases related to sex or gender, religion, or race?
  • When does dress make a positive or negative impact on performance?
  • Designing a policy which corresponds to your business.

—————————————————————————————————————

About the expert: Dr. Susan Strauss conducts harassment and bullying investigations and functions as an expert witness in harassment and bullying lawsuits. The popularity of these exercises can be gauged from the vast spectrum of sectors that her clients hail from: business, education, healthcare, law, and government organizations from both the public and private sector.

She has conducted research, written over 30 books, book chapters, and journal articles on harassment, bullying, and related topics. She appears on television and radio programs and is frequently interviewed for newspaper and journal articles.